A prospective study of combined phacoemulsification-trabeculectomy versus conventional phacoemulsification in cataract patients with coexisting open angle glaucoma.

@article{StorrPaulsen1998APS,
  title={A prospective study of combined phacoemulsification-trabeculectomy versus conventional phacoemulsification in cataract patients with coexisting open angle glaucoma.},
  author={Allan Storr-Paulsen and Jesper Holst Pedersen and Caroline Schmidt Laugesen},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={
          696-9
        }
}
This prospective study compares combined phacoemulsification and trabeculectomy (phaco-trab) to conventional phacoemulsification (phaco) in patients with coexisting cataract and open angle glaucoma. Twenty eyes were randomly assigned to either phaco-trab or phaco and followed for 12 months. Postoperatively, IOP decreased significantly in both groups, but patients with the combined procedure had fewer early IOP-elevations and significantly less medication. Visual acuity improved equally in the… CONTINUE READING
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